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Old 1st Dec 2018, 20:29
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD View Post
Try low bookings ...
Im sure BA must have their reasons but if low bookings were the issue youd expect it to be the morning flight gone and not both the later ones when people are looking to get home after the weekend.
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post


Im sure BA must have their reasons but if low bookings were the issue youd expect it to be the morning flight gone and not both the later ones when people are looking to get home after the weekend.
people will just be put on EI flights
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 09:16
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Islamabad relaunched S19 3/wk 788
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 13:51
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Islamabad relaunched S19 3/wk 788
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...mabad-pakistan

Is this the smallest aircraft BA have used there post 707 and Vc10, did they ever fly 767s there?
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 15:14
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Originally Posted by newscaster View Post
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/b...mabad-pakistan

Is this the smallest aircraft BA have used there post 707 and Vc10, did they ever fly 767s there?
IIRC the Tristars went there - they were low config afaik
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 15:36
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Think there were 767's to Karachi?
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 16:40
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BA didn't ever fly to Karachi during the 767's near three decades in the fleet - that was a service that stopped in the early 1980s if my memory serves me right, and Karachi used to be a TriStar over Dubai.

Post the VC10 era into Rawalpindi, BA had the 747s on LGW-ISB and then LGW-MAN-ISB BA2119 routing for a few years. It then went to LHR on 747 and latterly 777 before being dropped ten years ago. Unless I'm much mistaken, there was a flight ops technical reason why BA 767-300s couldn't do Islamabad - something about the RR-powered aircraft dry operating weights being heavier and a consequent problem with drift-down altitudes for those specific aircraft being below the MSA over one of the mountain ranges sticks in my mind as the reason why. One of the BA folk did explain it to me once upon a time during a discussion about BA 767s based at Manchester and why they never went east. It was certainly a convoluted problem but one which didn't affect routings going further south for the likes of HYD and BLR which - although even further - did receive BA 767 service over the years.

Happy to stand corrected if anyone can be more definitive!
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 17:02
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767s operated Karachi via DXB in 1990
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 17:11
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
767s operated Karachi via DXB in 1990
Yes I remember that being announced on local TV, was more interested in knowing about ISB, according to one UK based av enthusiast BA used Tristar and DC10 as subs for the 747 at times.
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 18:49
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767 must have succeeded L1011s in around 1990 then. Was a frequent visitor to Karachi 1989-1994 and can remember seeing a TriStar 500 there at least once.
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 20:54
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I confirmed from a post at another forum BA did operate all variants of the Tristar to ISB at some point or as subs as mentioned above.
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767 must have succeeded L1011s in around 1990 then. Was a frequent visitor to Karachi 1989-1994 and can remember seeing a TriStar 500 there at least once.
You are right it was changed to 767, also BA quit KHI in April 1991.
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 06:24
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Islamabad relaunched S19 3/wk 788
I recall this route operating London Gatwick - Manchester - Islamabad twice weekly circa 1987-1989 ..
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Old 19th Dec 2018, 13:15
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD View Post
I recall this route operating London Gatwick - Manchester - Islamabad twice weekly circa 1987-1989 ..
The routing you mentioned operated till 1999-2000, then it switched to LHR-ISB.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 13:17
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At the risk of making the most pedantic post of the year, I checked back in the BA timetables for 1989-1992 earlier today. Karachi was served by a TriStar routing over Kuwait (BA147/149) and stopped in Winter 1990/91 as evidently Kuwait services had stopped (not out of choice) at the same time. There was no mention of any BA 767 operation to Karachi anywhere.
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Old 26th Dec 2018, 18:46
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From a respected BA Crew member elsewhere. Remember paper timetables were printed often 6-12 months out of date...

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Old 27th Dec 2018, 17:50
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Guys, I hope BA have added an extra hour onto the turnaround time for cleaning the cabin. The mess made by SLF going to/from Pakistan is shameful.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 14:14
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G-BYGC to be re-painted in BOAC livery in Feb.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 14:41
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G-BYGC to be re-painted in BOAC livery in Feb.
Looking forward to that! And, may I say, about bloody time!
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 15:07
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I can understand why an airline might occasionally paint an aircraft in retro livery under the same name, but using the name of a predecessor company seems odd. The big corporate name and logo functions partly as an advertisement - and the old logo suggests how long established and mature a company is. Using the name of an old company loses that benefit and potentially causes confusion to people outside the airline industry
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 15:10
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Agreed about time too. It will raise a few hairs on the back of the neck to those who remember the best airline to work for back in those days.
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